Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Annual VBCA Spring Baseball Clinic and State Meeting To Be Held March 15, 2014

The annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association spring clinic and state association meeting will be held Saturday, March 15 at Essex High School. Baseball coaches at all levels are invited to attend. The clinic fee is $25 per person and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. 

Following registration and the annual state association meeting, the annual coaches clinic will be held in the Essex High cafeteria. Among the clinicians and speakers making presentations are longtime Middlebury College head coach Bob Smith and Swanton native Matt Raleigh, a standout at Missisquoi Valley Union High who went on to a standout career at Western Carolina University and in the minor leagues reaching the Triple-A level. A longtime pro baseball hitting instructor who was a mentor to major league stars Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez, Raleigh is currently the owner and lead hitting instructor at the Raleigh Baseball Institute in Endwell, N.Y. 

All high school and amateur coaches are encouraged to become a member of the VBCA, an organization that promotes, publicizes and enhances baseball in the state of Vermont. Membership dues are $25 per school or amateur team. High School membership entitles your school's coaches and senior baseball players for post-season all-star consideration as well as participation in the annual VBCA Junior Showcase.  

Please share this notification with other baseball coaches in your community and encourage them to attend. For more information, please contact VBCA executive director Bruce Bosley at or Jeff Stetson of the VBCA at

Updated agenda:
9:00 a.m. Annual VBCA State Meeting
-Strike Out Cancer Vermont, VPA Championships, Junior Showcase, All-League Teams and All-State Team; North-South Game; Twin State revival; umpire update (Bruce James)
10:00 a.m. Break/Umpire Q&A
Annual Clinic:
10:00 a.m. SEGMENT #1 Matt Raleigh (hitting)
10:45 a.m. UVM Club Team Update/Break
11:00 a.m. SEGMENT #2 Jeff Stetson: goals/leadership/teambuilding
11:45 a.m. Tip of the Day/Break
11:50 p.m. SEGMENT #3 Matt Raleigh (infield and Q&A)
12:35 p.m. Break
12:45 p.m. SEGMENT #4: Bob Smith, Middlebury College- indoor practice
1:30 p.m.   Clinic Wrap up